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April 11, 2014 |
The Ontario gender pay gap has now increased to 31% which is one of the biggest reported gaps in the world. To close the gap and bring women out of the "red" and into the "black" we ask you wear red.
Christine Saulnier

A budget that builds a Nova Scotia economy for the people

| March 27, 2014

Wealth inequality in Canada: Time to mind the gap!

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Are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer in Canada?

As Sarah Palin might put it: You betcha!

According to Statistics Canada's recently released Survey of Financial Security, the total net worth of the poorest 20 per cent of families actually decreased by 15 per cent between 1999 and 2012. In fact, collectively, they now have a negative net worth (i.e. debts exceeding assets) of more than $10 million.

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IWD 2014: Women reduce inequality, but Canada can't coast on that much longer

| March 10, 2014

The labour share and income inequality

| March 5, 2014
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A number is never just a number: Tax cuts 101

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70 years

The last time Canadian federal tax revenues have been this low (as a share of the economy). (Source)

29%

Top federal personal income tax rate for anyone earning from $136,270 to you name it. In 1981, the rate for anyone earning $119,000 or more (1981 dollars) was 43 per cent. (Source)

$2.5 billion

Wealth inequality: Going from bad to (net) worth

| February 27, 2014

Quebec Budget 2014: Hypothetical prosperity, fees guaranteed

| February 25, 2014

Why the minimum wage debate isn't going to go away

| February 24, 2014
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Cuddling our children approved by science. Here's why.

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Cuddling our children keeps society from collapsing.

An intriguing body of scientific evidence for this comes from long-term research on residents of the low-income district of Hochelaga in Montreal.

The first 2014 issue of Nature, the international weekly journal of science, features an article by Stephen S. Hall, describing the work of University of Montreal scientist Richard Tremblay. In 1984, Tremblay initiated the "Montreal Longitudinal Study," as it is now known, as part of an effort to deal with hyperactive, physically aggressive kindergarten boys. 

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